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  • Remarks As Prepared For Delivery: Mayor Rudy Giuliani

    09/06/2008 7:33:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 10 replies · 315+ views ^ | September 3, 2008 | Rudy Giuliani
    Almost exactly one year ago during a Republican presidential debate in Durham, New Hampshire, I said that if I weren't running for President myself, I'd be supporting John McCain. Well, I'm not, and I do. Every four years, we are told that this Presidential election is the most important election of our lifetime. This year - 2008 - IS the most important.This has already been historic. It is the longest Presidential campaign in history. And it sometimes felt even longer.The American people realize this election represents a turning point. In two months they will decide the future direction of our...
  • Full Text: Remarks By Mrs. Cindy McCain

    09/06/2008 7:28:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 17 replies · 334+ views ^ | September 4, 2008 | Cindy McCain
    Thank you everyone.  John and I are so proud of them and so happy to have them here with us tonight.  Nothing has made me happier or more fulfilled in my life than being a mother.  But while John and I take great joy in having been able to spend time together this week as a family, our hearts go out to the thousands of families who have had to leave their homes once again due to devastating weather. It is not only our natural instinct to rally to them, to lift them up with our prayers and come to...
  • McCain's nonparty

    09/06/2008 3:44:56 PM PDT · by NCDragon · 9 replies · 202+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | Editorial
    Republican presidential nominee John McCain will not be elected on his oratorical skills — compared to his opponent, they are weak and flat. He may, however, win over voters with the power of his personal story. So it went in his acceptance speech. His words lit up the Xcel Center in Minneapolis, and he himself grew noticeably more enthused as he talked about his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, how he fell in love with America and became a more humble man while held in Hanoi. The Republican National Convention started out as a bust, with a...
  • Media on the defensive over Palin coverage

    09/06/2008 2:21:32 PM PDT · by Clairity · 56 replies · 832+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 5, 2008 | Matea Gold
    After the GOP attacks the media over stories about the vice presidential nominee's family, TV networks and newspapers deny bias and say Republicans opened the door to coverage. News executives Thursday tried to shake off the excoriations of the media emanating from the Republican National Convention, defending their coverage of GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as responsible and evenhanded. While top television network officials and newspaper editors largely dismissed the critiques as partisan rhetoric, some fretted that charges of media bias had reached a new and disturbing level. "I really do take exception to it," NBC News President Steve...
  • Record numbers of viewers tune in to the GOP convention

    09/06/2008 12:35:26 PM PDT · by Clairity · 13 replies · 249+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Sept. 6, 2008 | Kate Linthicum
    Nielsen reports that the Republicans averaged 34.5 million viewers over three nights, making the event the most-watched convention since the company began keeping records. ...the Democrats averaged 30.2 million viewers over four nights. White viewers flocked to their TVs for McCain's speech (32.2 million versus 27 million for Obama). But among African Americans, the reverse was true. About 7.5 million African Americans watched Obama's speech last week, whereas 3.1 million tuned in for McCain's.
  • Media bias against republican convention

    09/06/2008 11:41:50 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 5 replies · 440+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | 9/06/08 | mainestategop
    Been away for awhile, busy at work. I wanted to point out today some observations I made about the republican convention. The news media and Katie "Koran" Couric have presented the Democratic convention in glitz and glamor with touching family scenes with Obama and his little girls and with big talk about the past 8 years being crap. (never mind that the 8 years previous with Clinton, the fact we are at war, and the rat congress are mostly to blame. Especially Clinton and the Dems. Lets not forget the RINOS.) All the Democrats are bringing up how their policies...
  • McCain "Fight With Me!" Crescendo (Convention Acceptance Speech)

    09/06/2008 9:45:51 AM PDT · by quesney · 33 replies · 425+ views
    YouTube ^ | Future President John McCain
    I have never been so moved by a political speech. The speech up until the final crescendo was workmanlike. It was only at the end that I realized it was all to lay the foundation for that incredible ending. It lays the details and facts that form the basis of the powerful emotion at the end -- made all the more powerful in that it is grounded in the real details of this man's history and the basis of his love of country. To hear the cheers rising, and McCain struggling to raise his broken arms higher with each round...
  • A good week for Republicans

    09/06/2008 9:36:44 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 2 replies · 123+ views
    Irish Times ^ | September 6, 2008
    AT THE Republican convention in St Paul, Minnesota this week it was hard to remember the party has been in power for eight years and that George W Bush is still president of the United States. John McCain's populist strategy of distancing himself from Washington's elite by appropriating the rhetoric of political change, his fighting nationalism and, above all, his inspired choice of Sarah Palin as his running partner paid off in a distinctive platform and re-energised the party's conservative base to stand against Barack Obama. This is a remarkable achievement in a week which saw the convention nearly called...
  • RNC Riots: Days 1, 2, 3, 4 – Final Accounting

    09/06/2008 9:00:20 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 12 replies · 373+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | September 05, 2008
    Day 4 Day: ThursdayLocation: CapitolArrests: 400 Arrests Mark Last Anti-War March Of Convention Percussion grenades, tear gas and nearly 400 arrests marked the final anti-war march during the Republican National Convention. More than 800 arrests were reported during a week of sometimes peaceful, sometimes violent dissent. Anti-war protesters rallied Thursday at the state Capitol and then planned to march to Xcel Energy Center, where Sen. John McCain was due to accept the GOP presidential nomination. But their permit had expired, and police -- in riot gear and using horses, snow plows and dump trucks -- blocked their way. For...
  • SurveyUSA - Good Numbers for McCain-Palin

    09/06/2008 11:37:12 AM PDT · by PhatHead · 61 replies · 264+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 5 September 2008 | SurveyUSA
    Some highlights: Letter grade for McCain's speech: 41%-A, 22% - B Asked of 1051 registered voters (Margin of error 3.1) who saw both Obama and McCain's speeches, who has the better position on: Iraq: Advantage McCain 55-41 Energy Independence: Advantage McCain 55-42 Health Care: Advantage McCain 46-45 Education: Advantage McCain 50-45 Environment: Advantage Obama 49-41 Are Democrats more interested in reaching out to Republicans, or are Republicans more interested in reaching out to Democrats? Advantage: Republicans 35-24 (39 said same or neither) If you had to bet today, who will win in November? McCain 49-44
  • RNC: Turning Their Backs or Dropping the Ball

    09/06/2008 6:15:22 AM PDT · by TheNewPundit · 13 replies · 198+ views
    I'm A Pundit Too ^ | 09/04/2008 | michael steele
    Michael Steele at the Republican National Convention talks about the efforts to increase minority involvement in the Republican Party. Video.
  • McCain popularity swings way upwards after new Tampa, Florida poll

    09/06/2008 5:59:09 AM PDT · by sunmars · 28 replies · 534+ views
    McCain just shot up hugely in Tampa, look at this new poll from Survey USA. In our latest poll out of Tampa for WFLA-TV, 52% of registered voters told us their opinion of John McCain went up after hearing his speech at the Republican National Convention last night. 18% say their opinion of McCain went down while 30% say their opinion of McCain stayed the same.
  • The Year of Speaking Conventionally

    09/06/2008 5:44:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | Michael Gerson
    WASHINGTON -- A conservative academic, angered that I had gone on television and criticized John McCain's acceptance speech, vented to a friend: "Whose side is he on anyway?" How about the side of well-crafted speeches that advocate and explain innovative policy and occasionally surprise you into thought? By these standards, at both conventions, it was the year of speaking conventionally. Barack Obama's effort was numbingly typical in rhetoric, argument and policy -- the Platonic form of the Democratic stump speech -- designed to diffuse voter concerns about the newness and risks of his candidacy by assuring them that he is...
  • Newt Gingrich: Special GOP Convention Issue: The Happiest Convention

    09/06/2008 5:16:12 AM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 445+ views ^ | 09/05/2008 | Newt Gingrich
    This was the happiest convention I have attended. In seven conventions going back to 1984, I have never seen delegates as happy. I have seen them eager, energized, committed, determined but the underlying mood last night was sheer joy. There was joy that Senator McCain had had the courage to pick Governor Palin. There was joy that she and her family had come through the week of attacks smiling and eager to campaign. There was joy that Governor Palin's Wednesday night speech completely vindicated Senator McCain's choice. There was joy that 37 million Americans had seen her speech. That is...
  • McCain’s speech more than a speech

    09/06/2008 5:12:30 AM PDT · by tomymind · 15 replies · 187+ views ^ | September 6, 2008 | Grant Swank
    John McCain’s address to the convention was more than a speech. It was a life impression. There is no logic in trying to compare his delivery style with any other speakers at the Republican Convention or the Democrat Convention. It’s not really about style comparison. Yet that is as far as some critics have gone following McCain’s speech. They deliberate regarding his pauses, a supposed glitch or two, his soft-spoken sentences on occasion. All of that is superficial assessment. What is truly significant is that McCain’s speech was about a serving life span over years.
  • Iranian Delegate Touts McCain's Tough Stance

    09/05/2008 8:41:22 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 229+ views
    National Journal ^ | September 02, 2008
    Iranian Delegate Touts McCain's Tough Stance September 02, 2008 National Journal Gregg Sangillo John McCain has been a staunch critic of Iran for its sponsorship of sectarian violence in Iraq, its reported nuclear weapons program, and the radical ideology of its controversial president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Although critics accuse McCain of saber-rattling, plenty of Republican delegates applaud his hard line -- and none more enthusiastically than Hossein Khorram, a native of Iran who is a delegate from Washington state. Khorram grew up in Tehran. After the overthrow of the shah in 1979, his father's property was confiscated and the family fled...
  • U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Launches New Stem Cell Research and Anti-Abortion Ads

    09/05/2008 10:04:06 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 361+ views
    life site news ^ | 09.05.08 | Thaddeus M. Baklinski
    WASHINGTON, September 5, 2008 ( - The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released four new print ads, two addressing stem cell research and two focusing on abortion.   The ads were initially published in the Capitol Hill newspaper, Roll Call, and were distributed at the Democratic Convention in Denver and at the Republican Convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, by pro-life groups. The stem cell research ads highlight scientific advances using adult stem cells that are making embryonic stem cells obsolete. One ad shows a commuter running for a train, and asks: "Science is moving...
  • McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences( RNC Most Watched Convention Ever)

    09/05/2008 8:27:49 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 19 replies · 328+ views ^ | Sept. 5th | David Bauder
    The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the most-watched convention on television ever, beating a standard set by the Democrats a week earlier.
  • GOP Convention Most Watched Ever

    09/05/2008 8:19:12 PM PDT · by GVnana · 54 replies · 196+ views
    AP via Drudge Report ^ | 9/5/2008 | David Bauder
    McCain, Obama tied in TV audiences Sep 5 07:39 PM US/Eastern By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - As a television draw, John McCain was every bit the equal of Barack Obama. The GOP presidential candidate attracted roughly the same number of viewers to his convention acceptance speech Thursday as Obama did before the Democrats last week, according to Nielsen Media Research. It marked the end of an astonishing run where more than 40 million people watched political speeches on three nights by Obama, McCain and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Republican convention was the...
  • McCain Victory: More Than A "Fighting Chance" (Great Read From Diane Medved!)

    09/05/2008 7:42:13 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 376+ views ^ | 9/05/2008 | Diane Medved
    As I walked out after viewing John McCain's nomination acceptance speech into the balmy Northwestern evening, with the sun still illuminating the apricot clouds on the horizon, I looked up at the row of houses just across the street, and saw, through each of their front windows, eerily identical TVs showing the same giddy delegates and reporters and pundits at the Republican National Convention. John McCain's speech was moving, smart and well-delivered for his television audience on streets just like this one across America. The nominee punctuated his words with many wide smiles, grinning during a pause for disruptive protesters:...